Consumer Resources

A garage door is the largest moving appliance in a home; and yet, most folks don’t realize there are some simple steps they can take to maintain their garage door.

IDA, the world ’s largest trade association of professional garage door and access system dealers and installers, offers our Garage Door Care YouTube channel, which shows consumers how to properly maintain and assess their garage door system. 

Videos include:

  • Garage Door System 101 explains the different parts of the garage door (i.e. cables, sensors, rollers, etc.) and how each part functions within the system.
  • Monthly Garage Door Inspections describes the various inspections homeowners can do – like the door balance test and visual inspection.
  • Garage Door Opener Inspections provides you with step-by-step guidance on how to perform the reversal and force setting tests, which help determine whether or not the garage door safety features for the opener are working properly.
  • Garage Door Safety Tips presents the ‘D.O.O.R.’ safety learning tool, teaching young children the dos and don’ts of garage doors.
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